Read words with the -le ending, and read about inventing the stoplight.
I can define theme. I can define setting. I can define plot. I can identify themes, settings, and plots in stories written by the same author. I can compare themes, settings, and plots in stories written by the same author. I can contrast themes, settings, and plots in stories written by the same author.
I can break apart words into syllable segments to help me decode words I do not know.
Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
I can write opinion pieces that support my opinion and point of view. I can introduce the topic of my opinion. I can create an organizational structure that supports my topic with reasons for my opinion.
I can identify reasons that support my opinion.
I can define narrative text and describe the basic part of plot (introduction, rising action, climax, falling actions, and resolution). I can introduce my characters and the events/situation that starts the story. I can organize the events in an order that makes sense in my narrative .
I can identify the writing style/genre (opinion, informative, or narrative) that best fits my task and purpose. I can use organizers to develop my writing idea. I can create a piece of writing that shows my understanding of a specific writing style.
I can use prewriting strategies to formulate ideas (eg., graphic organizers, brainstorming, list). I can recognize that a good piece of writing requires more than one draft. I can revise my writing (reading aloud, checking for understanding, adding and deleting details). I can edit my writing by checking for errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc. I can prepare a new draft with changes that strengthens my writing.